Air India all-women crew eyes Guinness World Record

India’s national carrier Air India has claimed to have set new world record by operating a flight around the world with an all-women crew ahead of the International Women’s Day.

The flight departed from New Delhi on February 27 for San Francisco and returned at the Indira Gandhi International airport on March 3.

Air India sources said that the Boeing 777-200LR, flew over the Pacific on its journey to San Francisco, while the return flight flew over the Atlantic, encircling the globe, the Hindu reports

According to Air India, the cockpit and cabin crew, check-in and ground handling staff, and the engineers who certified the aircraft were all women. It further added that the Air Traffic Controllers who cleared the departure and arrival of the aircraft were also women.

An Air India spokesperson said the airline has applied for a Guinness World Record and an entry in the Limca Book of Records to mark the feat.